Red, White & Blue Day is an annual campaign for schools to help raise money and awareness for the three national charities for our Armed Forces.
Fun and Challenging Activities
We are working on our various competitions, the first one will be announced at the end of March, and information will be sent to all schools who have signed up to take part in the 2019 campaign, there is no need to register more than once.
Engaging Lesson Plans
Our Lesson Plans, based on the D-Day Landings, are being formulated and the first series will be available in early April. As and when new material is produced it will be sent directly to all registered schools as well as being made available to download from our website.
75 Years Since D-Day
The theme for this year’s Red, White & Blue Day will be the Normandy, or ‘D-Day’, Landings, to mark their 75th anniversary.
On 6 June 1944, Allied forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the Allied landings on the Normandy beaches marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate France (and ultimately Europe) from German occupation.
On Friday 4 October 2019, we’re encouraging children to come to school dressed in red, white and blue clothing and donate £1 towards the work of the three national charities of our Armed Forces. By doing so, they will not only have the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made during the Second World War, but also to contribute towards the work of the charities and ensure continued support for the men and women of today’s Armed Services.
Countdown to Red, White & Blue Day 2019
Dress up and donate
This year’s Red, White & Blue Day is on 4 October. We encourage pupils to dress in the patriotic colours whilst donating just a £1 to our annual fundraising campaign
Learn about history
We provide free lesson plans and fun activities. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we are focusing on the Normandy landings from 1944.
Red, White & Blue Day
Watch the information video above to discover more about our campaign.
Register your school or club
To take part, simply register your primary, secondary school or club.
“The children very much enjoyed wearing their own clothes and we spent the day commemorating the end of the War and learning more about the experiences of those who lived through it.”
Miss Powell, Headteacher
Glynne Primary School
“We enclose our donation from money raised by the Pupils’ Council. We set up an obstacle course with a bake sale. Our pupils had a fantastic time and are so pleased to send you this money.”
Finton House School
“Every year we hold a ‘Cuppa and Cake’ event and local families and residents are invited. The children sing wartime songs and dress as evacuees. We hope you will be pleased with our continued support..”
Llangattock C in W Primary School
Our calendar shows important events in history for all the three charities as well as important dates throughout the year relating to Red, White & Blue Day.
Our Welcome Pack & leaflets are now available
Click the button below to sign up for Red, White & Blue Day 2019
and receive your FREE Welcome Pack
Read our new case studies
Read about how the money from Red, White & Blue Day is used
to help soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Service families.
Winner of Pebble Painting Competition
Read the lovely letter we have received from Chloe (Navenby Church of England Primary School), who won the pebble painting competition.
Listen to Patty Wallis’ interview with Hal Stewart, BFBS Presenter & Producer – UK
Red, White & Blue Day
℅ ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
6-20 Elizabeth Street
London SW1W 9RB
Call 0845 5046352
Money raised in 2018:
Registered Schools 2019:
Sending Money - For details on sending money from your Red, White & Blue Day visit our donation page or call 0845 5046352